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.s. citizens. >> reporting details of a 16-page memo outlining the legal justifications for the obama administration's unprecedented use of targeted drone strikes against al-qaeda suspects in foreign fliagsz, including american citizens who pose an imminent threat. the white house went on the defense following that report. >> i want to be clear, legal justification for killing american citizens without any trial. >> i would point you to the ample judicial precedent for the idea that someone who takes up arms against the united states in a war against the united states is an enemy and, therefore, could be targeted accordingly. >> jon: what the hypocrisy here? >> you might be thinking of david jackson's piece in u.s.a. today, what if this was bush's drone policy? and the ren dig in guantanamo and all the things that happened in the bush administration where main stream were fired up and now they have been quiet. you leave it to folks like jon stewart to say, the obama people said that we would be fully transparent the bush administration. >> not at all. it is shocking to me if this had
? the commander in chief, that's who. who gets hurt by the cuts? the obama economy, that's what. will the president use his state of the union to scare congress? drilling on. democrat or republican, a president's job is to defend the country. drones do that job and reach terrorist plotters scheming in far away countries. you got a better weapon? finally, i could almost cry, love you so. teddy roosevelt's letter, ronald reagan to nancy, you're life itself. valentine's, a peek at the private world of our presidents. hi, i'm chris matthews and welcome to the show. with us today "time's" joe klein, cnn gloria borger, "new york times" elisabeth bumiller and "the washington post," david ignatius. first up, president obama will face congress tuesday night and try to drive a wedge between the country and his hard right opponents. look at the cloud of the most used words in the last 50 years of the state of the union addresses, number one word in 50 years, "more." presidents for five decades have used the state of the union to call for more. so what's "more" mean to president obama and w
of the sweeping address delivered in the u.s. capital in this must have pomp and circumstance. president obama's first state of the union since his re-election will be ambitious in his vision and no doubt punctuated. maybe some of us watching at home will be applauding. if you are near a television, the state of the union will be unavoidable. the networks and cable news will, as always, broadcast wall-to-wall coverage of the speech. the attention given to the president's speech is indicative of everything that falls under the category, very important things required by the constitution. have you ever noticed how the constitution described the state of the union? you might be surprised to find the founders are vague and sound bored with the whole idea of it. article two, section three reads he shall from time-to-time give to the congress information of the state of the union. recommend to their consideration such measures as he may judge necessary and expedient. he may. on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses or either of them. in disagreement with them, he may adjourn them to such time
more. so what's "more" mean to president obama and will he present an optimistic view of our union as most presidents have? >> i can report to you that the state of this old but youthful union is good. >> i'm pleased to report the state of our union is stronger than a year ago and growing stronger each day. >> my fellow americans, the state of our union is strong. >> tonight the state of our union is strong and together we will make it stronger. chris: or maybe they'll shake things up as president ford did in a bad economy. >> i've got bad news. and i don't expect much, if any, applause. i must say to you that the state of the union is not good. chris: joe, you think the president will talk optimistically about the country or do what gerald ford did? >> what a bummer. i remember that. yeah, i think that the president really feels that the state of the union is stronger for several reasons, one is that he's been winning ever since the election. and he seems to have a working majority now. even in the house. but, also, i think that despite the last quarter of g.d.p. nongrowth, that t
and prosperity republican party believes eric cantor is a lost soul. >> there is no resistance to obama anywhere. and it will get worse even from this point. there is no political impetus. there is no perceived upside for republicans for standing in the way of obama. it is because of who obama is and what his policies are. and the perception that the american people massively support it all. and that is why cantor is saying we're going to have to do a better job of explaining who we are. we need to do a better job of explaining why we are doing what we are doing. that is -- i think -- that epitomizes of how lost they all feel. and right now, folks, there is no fight. there is no desire for any opposition of any kind. >> joy reid, wouldn't you like to live in rush limbaugh's world, where i quote" there is not any resistance to obama anywhere." that is rush limbaugh world. >> he is kind of loveable. he is sad, they should just rename the party the peace, love and puppy's party and have everybody over and have a slumber, it is hilarious to watch the despair on the right. >> there is no opposition i
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of himself, and he's not afraid to do the right thing. like when he worked directly with president obama in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. he even praised the president days before the election. again, now, i disagree with governor christie on the issues. and governor, if you're ever serious about dieting, i know a guy that you can get some advice from. call me. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton, "hardball" starts right now. >>> running for cover. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this crying and gnashing of republican teeth. it started with karl rove wailing in the gop wilderness screaming for an end to crazy candidates. no more rape candidates, he said. in fact, he cried that out. no more akins or mourdocks and the rest. all that did was to awaken the sleeping dogs. joe walsh is out there today with a new political action committee. steve king and paul broun are howling in fury that big shots like karl rove are saying who should be the republican nominees and who shouldn't. today it was eric cantor's turn. the
for president obama's nomination to head the cia. john brenan will appear before the senate intelligence committee. he could face tough questions about people drone strikes, a russian delegatio -- harsh interrogation techniques, and more. president obama ordered the justice department to give the house and senate intelligence committees access to classified legal advice just fine drone strikes such as the one that killed anwar al-aulaqi in 2011. >> the methods that we used are designed specifically to avoid civilian casualties. >> it claimed the executive branch can be judge, jury, and executioner. >> a leaked memo says americans with ties to al qaeda can be killed if it is believed the target poses an imminent threat. it does not have to be evidence of a credible prospect. >> the senate is postponing a vote on chuck hagel. carl levin had hoped to vote on the nomination today, but he later issued a statement saying no vote would take place this week. a republican said they were dissatisfied with the information chuck hagel provided the panel last week in confirmation hearings. they want
was cantor, who fought the president on the debt ceiling. he called the obama administration the imperial presidency. he stepped out today to show there are no rough edges in this republican party. let's listen to cantor today. >> we'll advance proposals aimed at producing results in areas like education, health care, innovation, and job growth. our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self-reliance, faith in the individual, trust in family, and accountability in government. our goal is to ensure that every american has a fair shot to the earn success and achieve their dreams. >> what a cover-up. your party ought to be ashamed of itself. you spent months in every state legislative capital trying to keep black people and poor people from voting or young people. now you're out pretending that you care about opportunity in america. it's an absurdity eric cantor -- >> the speech by eric cantor was a very good speech. >> if it wasn't given by him maybe. >> eric cantor is a good guy. he's got a family. he cares about this country. he's a patriot. he cares about making gover
with president obama and john brennan. you can realize they're only going to be there for three more years. this is the way warfare is going to be. this is a weapon. this is a flexible, very useful, valuable weapon. >> what's wrong with sticking the judgment of people around obama and not trusting the judgment of the value of people around dick cheney? >> if you give the power to this president, then you can expect the next president to have similar powers. i commend everybody with the yugs of drones and attacking not american. >> what's the difference between an american drone attack and a seal attack? are there less collateral damage? >> if you read the new york times this morning, it talks about instances. >> so what do you do? >> if you come -- what do you do? ? >> well, perhaps, in some cases, you have to put more of your own blood at risk. >> you're sitting here. what would you do if you're a president or commander in chief or your general for example, and we send in 20 guys, we're going to lose five or ten. the drones for days above them. and they see them as signals and messages of
. >> the bottom line is this, people, we got a lot of work to do. >> president obama takes the stage. how will congress respond? >> washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've had enough of it. >> plus -- >> please remove that woman. >> -- drone war drama. a new civil war in the gop. ♪ california >> and when have you heard presidential prospects talk like this? >> they were probably more insightful. >> i'm probably the healthiest fat guy you've seen in your life. >> we take on all the week's politics right now. >>> hello again. here in the northeast, we are still digging out from that massive blizzard. new york, spared the worst. more than three feet in parts of connecticut and massachusetts. 40 million people affected. over 350,000 homes without power. abc news will keep an eye on that all day long, and right here we're grateful that everyone on the powerhouse roundtable able to make it in. planes, trains and aubs through the storm. we have a packed week of politics around the table. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl, republican strategist nicolle wallace,
obama deputy campaing manager stephanie cutter, both white house veterans and from the congress representative tom cole and keith ellison, democrat of minnesota. let's get right to you, jon karl. you've been digging into the white house. what are their plans for the state of the union? >> the white house, the president wants to see this, the headline coming out of the speech as it was about jobs and the economy. that's going to be the focus here. they're a little stung by some of the criticism of the inaugural for not focusing on jobs. >> of course. >> they would argue it's not fair, but that's -- so this is going to have new initiatives on infrastructure, on education, on clean energy, and it's going to be all about the middle class expanding the middle class and a big warning on this, the automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to go in effect on march 1st. >> i do want to talk about that. that sequester across-the-board spending cuts. how about the tone? one of the things we've seen from the president since his re-election since is fairly confrontational across the board.
in the freeh report. >>> president obama will head to chicago on friday to talk about economic proposals that he'll be laying out in this week's state of the union address. the president will also talk about gun violence that has affected communities across chicago and across this country. yesterday, the first lady attended the funeral of a young girl who was the victim of gun violence. she was killed just a week after she performed at president obama's inauguration. china as revelers ring in the lunar new year. drums, dragons, families and fireworks came together to welcome in the year of the snake. festivities took place in the u.s. and around the world. >>> it's called the biggest night in music industry. we're talking about tonight and talking about the grammys in los angeles. nichelle turner says she's seeing tighter security because of that manhunt. >>> while the mayor of los angeles is making sure the grammys are safe and secure, he's also vowing to find a dangerous ex-cop. that's christopher dorner. a $1 million reward now on the table. let's go straight out to casey wian in los
. >>> the "news nation" following developing news. under fire for the delayed budget, president obama within the last hour urged congress to pass a short-term budget to replace those $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts known as sequester, the remarks hours after speaker boehner called on the white house and senate democrats for a plan to avoid the deep across the board cuts. >> the house on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do their work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> our first read team notes that while republicans want to solely talk about the budget the white house does not want to be bogged down on one issue that in the
of expectations that we were going to get more transparency, particularly because president obama had just the night before said senators could -- senators from the intelligence committees could read the classified office memo, it did not lead to any greater sunlight about the program itself. first of all, that memo remains classified. the senators were allowed to go in, not their staffs, and by virtue of the fact that it remains classified, they couldn't even ask brennan any questions about what it is they read. and brennan himself was actually, in many respects, less forthcoming about the drone and targeted killing program than he has been in the past. he didn't even use the word drone, something that he had in a speech last year. so while he defended the program in general terms, said it was a last resort, said that we are actually trying to prevent, save lives, not punish people for past actions, revealed very little about the process by which people are selected for targeted killings, what the review process is, what the checks are, and those are are the questions at the core of this
that in the past cost hem political capital. quote, the obama white house wants to overled wa's political circuits to see what it can get through congress without letting congress define what issues get addressed. joining us now kelly o'donnell. our first read team noted the p talking about guns, immigration and today addressing the issue of the sequester. >> reporter: well, there is that sprint in the first year of his second term to try to get as much done as possible. and urgency on all these issues for different reasons. and when it comes to the sequester, the automatic budget cuts, kind of an odd term for what's meant to be automatic sweeping cuts across the board for the departments with a few exceptions. that was put in place as you know to try to be a bit of a force on congress to make a more sweeping plan of long-term deficit reduction when they couldn't do that, this automatic cut put in to place, in to law. now republicans saying that they expect it will happen and in part are okay with that. because it would automatically begin achieving some spending cuts that the two sides have not b
the nation on your radio and current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: john brennan president obama's nominee to head the c.i.a. faces the music today. going to be a rough and tumble hearing. what do you say? particularly about drones. what do you say? good morning everybody. it is thursday, february 7. good to see you and welcome -- welcome to the program this thursday morning. always great to see you. look particularly good this morning here as we kick off our three hour roundtable to bring you up to date on the latest news of the day and of course to take your calls at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. we'll tell you what's happening here in our nation's capital. that's where you find us, by the way, right on capitol hill, down the street from the united states capitol building and what's happening here in washington, around the country around the globe bringing it to you and again give you a chance to comment. you can do so by giving us a call at the toll free number, 1-866-55-press or follow us on twitter at bpshow, at bpshow. give us your comments there on facebook.
to citizenship. president obama thinks that it should not be linked to stronger border security, but the republican plan, eric cantor, does want to see that linked to border security. so today president obama going to use his bully pulpit. he's going to meet with labor leaders and ceos and he's going to make the case to them that immigration reform is good for the economy. here's a look at who he's going to be meeting with in terms of the labor leaders. richard trumka of the afl-cio, eliseo medina, lloyd blankfein, and arnie sorenson, among others. so those are just a few of the folks with whom he will be meeting this afternoon. of course, time is of the essence, thomas. the president believes he has about a year, year and a half, to really make movements on some of these other policy issues, like gun control, like immigration reform. as you know, he was in minnesota yet, pressing for new gun safety measures. so i think this is a tactic you're going to see this white house continue with over the next several weeks. >> when you say time is of the essence, because of 2014, the mid
four the white house says president obama will visit israel, the west bank and jordan this spring marking first trip to israel as president. number three the woman in arizona who admitted in court that she killed her ex told a jury about other relationships that had gone sorrow. number the two fbi has released pictures of the scene where eaghtsz eebleg rescued. newly discovered justice department memo makes a legal case for droning american citizens overseas without charging them with a crime. and that's "the fox report's" top five. >> and on this day in 19, the mayors of rome and cart thage, to your knowledge signed a peace treaty end ago war after more than 2100 years. beef began between the wars roman republic and north african empire. by many accounts at the time it may well have been the largest conflict the world had ever seen. it perhaps is best known for the famous military commander hand bell's attempt to ride elephants over the alps and conquer italy. the romans got the last laugh. they invaded cart thage, burned it down. covered the land in salt so no crops could grow.
controversial drone program and the targeting of americans overseas. the obama administration now breaking years of secrecy and handing over a confidential 16-page memo that justifies the targeting killing of u.s. citizens abroad suspected of being terrorists. this decision to release the document came hours before brennan was to face a serious grilling by lawmakers outraged over the program. the biggest critic, democratic senator ron wyden who says the president has been stonewalling congress for years and suggested blocking brennan's nomination. president obama called wyden specifically last night. >> clearly, the president's call to senator wyden so unusual and trying to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. >> what standard will barack obama be held to after the pictures of the little children who were killed by his cone drone attacks are placed before the jury in the hague? >> i was encouraged last night when the president called and he said as part of this effort, he is going to try to drive a more extensive discussion about these issues. every american has the right to know w
saying that obama could be coming back because of the storm. the fact of the matter is that before hurricane sandy started, obama was trailing mitt romney. in gallop and rasmussen, virtually all of the major polling, because he had lost the first debate, not recovered in the second and gotten a little bit better in the third. and nobody could tell the impact of sandy. 15% of the voters made up their minds in the last 72 hours. and they cited sandy as number one. >> it wasn't just sandy. when the numbers finally came in for obama, he just cleaned romney's clock. i mean, he did. unfortunately for you guys, it was a really bad beating in the end. it wasn't really close, wasn't a nail biter, a surprise obama ran a much better campaign. you can't honestly blame a storm and say, that's what led to obama winning. >> no. >> obama was going to win -- >> i tend to believe that cnn's polling was accurate, wouldn't you? >> i think all the polls should be taken with a large pinch of salt. i really do, i think that nate silver was the guy -- >> he doesn't work for cnn. >> he doesn't. but we had
confronting republicans. an energized president obama rallied house democrats for his second term agenda today making clear he's pushing hard for big changes on immigrations and guns. and he sat he wants a big deal on the budget. >> i am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package, that ends this g governance by crisis. >> with the rich paying their fair share. >> they recognize that the sequester is a bad idea. but what they've suggested is that the only way to replace it right now is for us to cut social security, cut medicare, and not close a single loophole. i have to tell you, if that's an argument that they want to have before the court of public opinion, that is an argument i'm more than willing to engage in because i believe the american people understand -- i believe the american people understand that yes, we need to reduce the deficit, but it shouldn't just be on the backs of seniors. it shouldn't just be on the backs of young people trying to get a college education. >> the president won the fairness debate in the fall. that's what the election was all about. today,
process. tonight, greenwald, lawrence korb, and joan walsh on the obama administration's constitutional drone crisis. >>> and just when you thought republicans were done planning to steal elections, you will not believe the stunt they are about to pull in pennsylvania. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. another day, another relaunch of the republican party. but this time i think the republican house leaders showed exactly who the republicans really have are. >> house majority leader eric cantor will be outlining a new agenda for his party, focusing on issues like education and health care and spend less time talking about the deficit. >> really? oh, yes. eric cantor to the rescue. he is ready to save the republican image and put a stop to the electoral college losses, right? of course, this is not the first time eric cantor has tried to save the party. you see, it actually is the fourth attempt that he has had. in 2009, cantor held a pizza party, remember that? with jeb bush and mitt romney by launching the national council for a new america that didn't work.
that term is so obnoxious. >> bill: now republicans are fighting among themselves as president obama is trying to check mate the party once and for all. we have provocative analysis. >> do you care about murders or do you only care about murders with guns? >> i care about all deaths by violent crime. >> i think you care about guns. i think you are obsessed with guns. >> bill: counter attack by progun americans who are apparently fed up with the gun control media. we will tell you what is going on there. >> told me about all the bad things this girl had been doing. >> a shocking situation out of southern california, a preschool closing down because of sex allegations concerning little children. is it legal is investigating and a viewer warning is attached to this story. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama trying to check mate the republican party. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo there are two big issues that mr. obama is using to hammer the g.o.p.
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